2021 CW 38 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 09/13/2021 to 09/19/2021

8 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 16 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

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MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC268726(Updated) Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints2021-11-30T08:00:00Z2021-12-31T08:00:00ZN/A
MC275345(Updated) New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft Search2021-10-04T09:00:00Z2021-11-30T08:00:00ZN/A
MC276026(Updated) Nested Replies and Related Features2021-11-05T08:00:00Z2022-01-14T08:00:00ZN/A
MC278895(Updated) SharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discovery2021-09-30T09:00:00Z2021-10-31T08:00:00ZN/A
MC280914Microsoft 365 Records Management–Announcing public preview of adaptive policy scopes for retention and label policies2021-11-19T09:00:00Z2021-12-01T09:00:00ZN/A
MC278891(Updated) Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment2021-10-31T08:00:00Z2021-11-30T08:00:00ZN/A
MC278893Breakout Rooms Presenter support2021-10-31T08:00:00Z2021-11-30T08:00:00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC276026(Updated) Nested Replies and Related FeaturesThis new update makes Yammer conversations a whole lot better by providing several new features you are able to experience in Yammer starting now! See below for what's available to users. This will rollout on desktop, web mobile, and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70809.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout early October.
Nested Replies: Yammer now has one level deep nesting which preserves the context around conversations, by grouping nesting replies to a comment, underneath the comment.
Deep linking: Clicking on notifications in Yammer now takes you to the exact message that triggered the notification.
Deletion Message: Yammer now allows you to delete content while still preserving the context around the discussion. The deleted content is replaced by a message that states this message has been deleted.
Bi-directional Pagination: When you land in the middle of a long thread on Yammer, you will now be able to unroll the conversation in both directions (upwards and downwards pagination).
Now available only on web at the moment.
Feed Sorting: You now have the option to sort the community feed which allows recent posts to show up first, ensuring your community feeds are easier to scan.
Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new update makes Yammer conversations a whole lot better by providing several new features you are able to experience in Yammer starting now! See below for what's available to users. This will rollout on desktop, web mobile, and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70809.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late September (previously early September) and expect to complete rollout by the end of December (previously early October).
Nested Replies: Yammer now has one level deep nesting which preserves the context around conversations, by grouping nesting replies to a comment, underneath the comment.
Deep linking: Clicking on notifications in Yammer now takes you to the exact message that triggered the notification.
Deletion Message: Yammer now allows you to delete content while still preserving the context around the discussion. The deleted content is replaced by a message that states this message has been deleted.
Bi-directional Pagination: When you land in the middle of a long thread on Yammer, you will now be able to unroll the conversation in both directions (upwards and downwards pagination).
Now available only on web at the moment.
Feed Sorting: You now have the option to sort the community feed which allows recent posts to show up first, ensuring your community feeds are easier to scan.
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MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC268726(Updated) Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom EndpointsUpdated August 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams will support the ability for your users to stream their Teams meetings and webinars to large audiences through real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) including endpoints outside your organization.
This feature will rollout on desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83562.
[When this will happen:]
Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late September (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously mid-October).
Government: We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout by late October.
Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams will support the ability for your users to stream their Teams meetings and webinars to large audiences through real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) including endpoints outside your organization.
This feature will rollout on desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83562.
[When this will happen:]
Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late October (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).
Government: We will begin rolling this out in late October (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).
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MC275345(Updated) New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft SearchThis new feature, People-centric search is rolling out to Microsoft Search. This update will allow people in your organization to find content through people, and understand people through their content.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68783.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): will begin rolling out in late August and expect to complete rollout early September.
Standard release: will begin rolling out in and be complete in early September.
Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature, People-centric search is rolling out to Microsoft Search. This update will allow people in your organization to find content through people, and understand people through their content.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68783.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): will begin rolling out in late September (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout early October (previously early September).
Standard release: will begin rolling out in and be complete in October.
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MC276026(Updated) Nested Replies and Related FeaturesThis new update makes Yammer conversations a whole lot better by providing several new features you are able to experience in Yammer starting now! See below for what's available to users. This will rollout on desktop, web mobile, and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70809.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout early October.
Nested Replies: Yammer now has one level deep nesting which preserves the context around conversations, by grouping nesting replies to a comment, underneath the comment.
Deep linking: Clicking on notifications in Yammer now takes you to the exact message that triggered the notification.
Deletion Message: Yammer now allows you to delete content while still preserving the context around the discussion. The deleted content is replaced by a message that states this message has been deleted.
Bi-directional Pagination: When you land in the middle of a long thread on Yammer, you will now be able to unroll the conversation in both directions (upwards and downwards pagination).
Now available only on web at the moment.
Feed Sorting: You now have the option to sort the community feed which allows recent posts to show up first, ensuring your community feeds are easier to scan.
[What you need to do to prepare:]
To experience these changes, users need to toggle the new Yammer experience. Additionally, you might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more:
Sort feeds in Yammer
Delete parts of a Yammer conversation
Deep linking to a specific comment or reply in Yammer
Nested replies
Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new update makes Yammer conversations a whole lot better by providing several new features you are able to experience in Yammer starting now! See below for what's available to users. This will rollout on desktop, web mobile, and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70809.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late September (previously early September) and expect to complete rollout by the end of December (previously early October).
Nested Replies: Yammer now has one level deep nesting which preserves the context around conversations, by grouping nesting replies to a comment, underneath the comment.
Deep linking: Clicking on notifications in Yammer now takes you to the exact message that triggered the notification.
Deletion Message: Yammer now allows you to delete content while still preserving the context around the discussion. The deleted content is replaced by a message that states this message has been deleted.
Bi-directional Pagination: When you land in the middle of a long thread on Yammer, you will now be able to unroll the conversation in both directions (upwards and downwards pagination).
Now available only on web at the moment.
Feed Sorting: You now have the option to sort the community feed which allows recent posts to show up first, ensuring your community feeds are easier to scan.
[What you need to do to prepare:]
To experience these changes, users need to toggle the new Yammer experience. Additionally, you might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more:
Sort feeds in Yammer
Delete parts of a Yammer conversation
Deep linking to a specific comment or reply in Yammer
Nested replies
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MC278895(Updated) SharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discoveryThis new feature release will allow document understanding models to be published more broadly, to a site or to the whole tenant, and make them available for viewing and selection directly from the document library. Also included in this new feature will be an option for users to evaluate several models with one’s content to aid in selecting the most appropriate model for use.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82065.
[When this will happen:]
These updates will start rolling out to all SharePoint Syntex customers beginning in late August and expect to complete rollout early September.
Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature release will allow document understanding models to be published more broadly, to a site or to the whole tenant, and make them available for viewing and selection directly from the document library. Also included in this new feature will be an option for users to evaluate several models with one’s content to aid in selecting the most appropriate model for use.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82065.
[When this will happen:]
These updates will start rolling out to all SharePoint Syntex customers beginning in mid-September (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout late September (previously early September).
N/A
MC280914Microsoft 365 Records Management–Announcing public preview of adaptive policy scopes for retention and label policiesThis new feature (preview), Adaptive policy scopes, will allow data administrators to scope retention policies and retention label policies to a dynamic set of users, SharePoint sites, or Microsoft 365 Groups. This is enabled by using the properties or attributes associated with these locations. Adaptive policy scopes work with all locations, including Exchange mailboxes, Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint sites, OneDrive accounts, Teams chats, channel messages (including private channels), and Yammer user and community messages.
Before this release, admins had to manually manage what was included in each policy by creating multiple custom scripts to add or remove locations from a policy. Adaptive policy scopes will automatically add and remove applicable locations to a policy as properties change for the associated user, site, or group.
Additionally, adaptive policy scopes are not subject to previous per-policy limits of only including 100 sites or 1000 mailboxes per policy which often caused duplicate policies in large organizations.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70578.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: will begin rolling out in early September and be complete by mid-October.
Standard release: will begin rolling out in mid-October and be complete by mid-November.
Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature (preview), Adaptive policy scopes, will allow data administrators to scope retention policies and retention label policies to a dynamic set of users, SharePoint sites, or Microsoft 365 Groups. This is enabled by using the properties or attributes associated with these locations. Adaptive policy scopes work with all locations, including Exchange mailboxes, Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint sites, OneDrive accounts, Teams chats, channel messages (including private channels), and Yammer user and community messages.
Before this release, admins had to manually manage what was included in each policy by creating multiple custom scripts to add or remove locations from a policy. Adaptive policy scopes will automatically add and remove applicable locations to a policy as properties change for the associated user, site, or group.
Additionally, adaptive policy scopes are not subject to previous per-policy limits of only including 100 sites or 1000 mailboxes per policy which often caused duplicate policies in large organizations.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70578.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: will begin rolling out in mid-October (previously early September) and be complete by the end of October (previously mid-October).
Standard release: will begin rolling out in mid-October and be complete by mid-November.
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MC278885(Updated) Plan for Change: Intune App SDK support for iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12Later this year, we expect the release of iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12, and we will be releasing new versions of the Intune App SDK for iOS and Intune App SDK for Android.Updated September 16, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity.
Later this year, we expect the release of iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12, and we will be releasing new versions of the Intune App SDK for iOS and Intune App SDK for Android.
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MC278891(Updated) Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignmentWe are adding the ability for meeting organizers to pre-create rooms ahead of a meeting start and perform participant assignment tasks (both auto and manual) in advance.
This is rolling out on desktop only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81390.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin mid-September and should be complete by late September.
Updated September 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are adding the ability for meeting organizers to pre-create rooms ahead of a meeting start and perform participant assignment tasks (both auto and manual) in advance.
This is rolling out on desktop only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81390.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin mid-October (previously mid-September) and should be complete by late October (previously late September).
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MC278893Breakout Rooms Presenter supportWe are adding the ability for organizer to extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. This feature will enable meeting organizers to add and remove presenters as Breakout Room managers.
By taking control from Breakout rooms management panel, appointed presenters will be allowed to perform Breakout room operations as manager or meeting organizer, as well as joining Rooms as Breakout Room manager.
This is rolling out on desktop only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81118
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin mid-September and should be complete by late September.
Updated September 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are adding the ability for organizer to extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. This feature will enable meeting organizers to add and remove presenters as Breakout Room managers.
By taking control from Breakout rooms management panel, appointed presenters will be allowed to perform Breakout room operations as manager or meeting organizer, as well as joining Rooms as Breakout Room manager.
This is rolling out on desktop only.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81118
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin mid-October (previously mid-September) and should be complete by late October (previously late September).
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC275345(Updated) New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft SearchNew feature, User impactUpdated message, New feature, User impactN/A
MC276026(Updated) Nested Replies and Related FeaturesNew feature, User impactUpdated message, New feature, User impactN/A
MC278895(Updated) SharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discoveryNew feature, User impactUpdated message, New feature, User impactN/A
MC280914Microsoft 365 Records Management–Announcing public preview of adaptive policy scopes for retention and label policiesNew feature, User impactUpdated message, New feature, User impactN/A
MC278885(Updated) Plan for Change: Intune App SDK support for iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12Admin impactUpdated message, Admin impactN/A
MC278891(Updated) Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignmentFeature update, User impactUpdated message, Feature update, User impactN/A
MC278893Breakout Rooms Presenter supportFeature update, User impactUpdated message, Feature update, User impactN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC278885(Updated) Plan for Change: Intune App SDK support for iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12For applications using the Intune App SDK or Wrapper for iOS:
If you have an app using Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) and ARKit, you will need to adopt the new version of the Intune App SDK (v 14.7) which will be released in August.
If you choose to build apps with Apple's XCode 13, we will release a new version of the Intune App SDK for iOS shortly after XCode 13's official release that you will need to use. If you wrap the app, you'll want to use the latest wrapper (15.0.0 or higher) available in August.

For applications using the Intune App SDK or Wrapper for Android:
If you choose to build apps targeting Android API 31, you will need to adopt the new version of the Intune App SDK for Android (v 8.0) which will be available in September. If you’ve wrapped your app and are targeting API 31 we will be releasing a new wrapper you will need to use, timeline is still to be determined.

You should also plan to update your documentation or developer guidance if applicable to include this change in support for the SDK.

Here are the public repositories:
Intune App SDK for iOS
Intune App Wrapper for iOS
Intune App SDK for Android
Intune App Wrapper for Android
https://developer.apple.com/documentation/arkit
https://developer.apple.com/xcode/
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/intune-app-wrapping-tool-android
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/intune-app-wrapping-tool-ios
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/ms-intune-app-sdk-android
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/ms-intune-app-sdk-ios

For applications using the Intune App SDK or Wrapper for iOS:
If you have an app using Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) you will need to adopt the new version of the Intune App SDK (v 14.7) which is available in this GitHub repository.
If you choose to build apps with Apple's XCode 13, we will release a new version of the Intune App SDK for iOS shortly after XCode 13's official release that you will need to use. If you wrap the app, you'll want to use the latest wrapper (15.0.0 or higher) available in August.

For applications using the Intune App SDK or Wrapper for Android:
If you choose to build apps targeting Android API 31, you will need to adopt the new version of the Intune App SDK for Android (v 8.0) which will be available in September. If you’ve wrapped your app and are targeting API 31 we will be releasing a new wrapper you will need to use, timeline is still to be determined.

You should also plan to update your documentation or developer guidance if applicable to include this change in support for the SDK.

Here are the public repositories:
Intune App SDK for iOS
Intune App Wrapper for iOS
Intune App SDK for Android
Intune App Wrapper for Android
https://developer.apple.com/xcode/
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/intune-app-wrapping-tool-android
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/intune-app-wrapping-tool-ios
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/ms-intune-app-sdk-android
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/ms-intune-app-sdk-ios
https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/ms-intune-app-sdk-ios/releases/tag/12.9.4

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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC275345(Updated) New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft SearchNew people-centric search features coming to Microsoft Search(Updated) New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft SearchN/A
MC276026(Updated) Nested Replies and Related FeaturesNested Replies and Related Features(Updated) Nested Replies and Related FeaturesN/A
MC278895(Updated) SharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discoverySharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discovery(Updated) SharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discoveryN/A
MC278885(Updated) Plan for Change: Intune App SDK support for iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12Plan for Change: Intune App SDK support for iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12(Updated) Plan for Change: Intune App SDK support for iOS/iPadOS 15 and Android 12N/A
MC278891(Updated) Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignmentBreakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment(Updated) Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignmentN/A

CW38 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC284624Excel Power View RetirementPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 AppsTrueN/A
MC284828Announcing general availability of DLP data sets in Microsoft 365 Activity explorerStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC285021SharePoint Navigation SwitcherStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC285022Restrict Yammer Community PostingStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC285023Co-authoring on Microsoft Information Protection encrypted documents in Office Desktop is Generally AvailableStay InformedSharePoint Online, Azure Information Protection, Microsoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC285145Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC285315Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21092 for EURStay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC285601New SharePoint hub to hub associationsStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC285602OneDrive: New Command BarStay InformedSharePoint Online, OneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC285604Records Management: General Availability of Multi-stage disposition reviewStay InformedExchange Online, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC285886Reply to specific chat message in Teams DesktopStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC285905Join meetings anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds)Plan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsTrueN/A
MC285906Anti-malware policy : Common attachment filter : Additional file types block by defaultPlan For ChangeExchange OnlineTrueN/A
MC285911AIP client and scanner audit logs in Microsoft 365 Audit and Activity explorerStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC285913Microsoft 365 compliance center: New and updated sensitive information types (SITs) for compliance solutionsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC286077Announcing general availability of OneDrive data in Content ExplorerStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A

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